Obituaries for April 29, 2015

• Felipe Delos Reyes • Bronte Kaleolani Aurora Acosta Kaohelaulii • Margaret Parraga • Russel Kieth Marshall Sr. • Rose A. Rapozo • Mathew R. Brown • Franklin Noel Silva, Sr. • James Hisato Hori • Nancy Chizuko Matsuda • Andrew Daniel Garcia • Sandi Day • Elga Santarelli Peahu • Alma Shizue Ishii • David Chong Hing Chang

Felipe Delos Reyes

Felipe Delos Reyes of Hanamaulu, passed away at home on April 11, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Lihue, Kauai, on Nov. 4, 1927. A veteran of the Unites States Army, he retired with Lihue Sugar Plantation as a Machinist.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Abelina; daughter, Priscilla Gummerus; granddaughter, Jasey Delos Reyes; grandson, John Phillip Gummerus; parents, Panteleon and Guillerma Delos Reyes and brother, Eugenio.

Felipe is survived by eight children, Philip (Sharlyn) Delos Reyes, Kenneth Delos Reyes, Robert “Bobby” (Jan) Delos Reyes, Roland (Monica) Delos Reyes, Kathleen Delos Reyes, Jason (Clover) Delos Reyes, Janice (Raynard) Ellis, Samuel Delos Reyes; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Lita) Delos Reyes, James “Jimmy” (Jeanette) Delos Reyes and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Aloha Church in Lihue with viewing from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Delos Reyes family with arrangements.

Bronte Kaleolani Aurora Acosta Kaohelaulii

Bronte Kaleolani Aurora Acosta Kaohelaulii of Makaweli, Kauai, passed away on April 9, 2015, at the age of 21. Born on June 13, 1993, she was a domestic engineer.

Bronte is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Naty Bumanglag.

She was survived by her husband, Jacob “Kalei” Kaohelaulii, Makaweli, parents, Nelson and Harvette Acostao of Hanapepe, brothers, Nelson (Jordan) Acosta of Hanamaulu, Athens Acosta of Hanapepe; sisters, Natasha (Andrew) Saia of Kealia, Sunni (Brenden) Hew of Hanapepe, Shai-lein Acosta of Hanapepe, Ari Acosta of Hanapepe, maternal grandparents, Harry and Wendy Kaneakua of Anahola, paternal grandpa, Bobby Bumanglag of Puhi and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

Celebration of her life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward on Saturday, May 2, 2015. You may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. Service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial is to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Aloha attire suggested. (Bright Colors)

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Margaret Parraga

Margaret Anna Koerte Parraga, of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away on April 16, 2015, at the age of 87, in Waimea, Kauai. She was born on May 2, 1927, in Kapaia, Kauai. She was a Sales Representative and Homemaker.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Angeline Koerte and son; Wayne S. Parraga, siblings, Irene Furtado, Otto “Sonny” Koerte, Stanley Koerte and Walter Koerte.

She is survived by her husband Louis Parraga Jr.; son, Franklin L. Parraga; daughter, Penny M.(Marvin) Parraga-Fujinaka; sisters, Violet (Noris) Bogan, and Grace (John) Schultz.

Margaret was known as “Oma” to her five grandchildren: Mallory (Brian) Rodriguez, Wayenette (Jeff) Parraga, Tina (Greg) Parraga-Alejandro, Wayne (Kai, Alicia) Parraga, Vannessa Parraga and seven great-grandchildren; Keegan Refamonte, Makana Rodriguez, Italee Rodriguez, Keleko Parraga, Keaka Parraga, Wayne C. Parraga and Wynsten Parraga and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family at Lihue Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 27, 2015, with Visitation scheduled for 9 a.m., Service at 10 a.m. and burial to follow.

The family is being assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Russel Kieth Marshall Sr.

Russel Kieth Marshall Sr. of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on April 13, 2015, at the age of 77. He was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on May 12, 1937, and retired as a Planting Coordinator with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

Russel is preceded in death by his son, Russel Jr. and Vernon Marshall.

He is survived by his wife, Erodita Marshall; son Michael (Melanie) Marshall of Kapaa, Carlito (Sylvia) Marshall of Oahu, Froilan (Amalia) Marshall of Chino, California, Ruel Marshall of Oahu, Angel (Jamie) Marshall of Lihue; daughters, Katherine (Daniel) Kamai of Anaheim, California, Travan Kelekoma of Anaheim, California, Corinna (Rod) Davis of Oregon, Kirstie (Martin) Banda of Anaheim, California, Harlynn (Richard) Rodriquez of Anaheim California; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and numerous siblings.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Marshall family with arrangements.

Rose A. Rapozo

Rose A. Rapozo of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 14, 2015, at the age of 98. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai on May 7, 1916, and was a dedicated homemaker and mother.

Rose is proceded in death by her husband, Manuel Rapozo and daughter, Maxine Mills.

She is survived by her daughter, Veronica Butler of Lihue; two sons, Stephen Rapozo of Wisconsin and Thomas Rapozo of Washington State; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Rapozo family with arrangements.

Mathew R. Brown

Mathew Ronald Brown of Kapaa passed away at home on April 18, 2015, at the age of 46. He was born in Ingelwood, California on April 19, 1968, and was employed by Lawrence Carpet Service Inc. as a Flooring Installer.

He is survived by his mother and her husband, Judy Brown and Fred Lawrence; sisters, Jhana Brown of California, Bethany (Lance) Peterman; nephews, Ponyboy and Darius Peterman of Oregon; father, Michael Charles Kayser; brother, Michael Morton of Oahu; sisters, Meagan Kayser of Idaho, Morgana Kayser Probst of California; adoptive father, Kenneth Lee Brown of Nevada, along with many family members both biological and chosen worldwide.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Kalapaki Beach Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Franklin Noel Silva, Sr.

Franklin Noel Silva, Sr. of Makaweli, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Pali Momi Hospital on Oahu at the age of 76. Born on Dec. 26, 1938, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a retired water truck operator for Gay and Robinson.

He is preceded in death by his grandson, Guy Silva.

Franklin is survived by his wife, Bernice Silva of Makaweli; sons, Franklin Jr. (Lorraine) Silva of Kaumakani, Willie (Vernie) Silva of Oahu, Vincent Silva of Makaweli; daughter, Lisa (Sione) Latu of Hanamaulu; brothers, John (Irene) Silva of Oahu, Walter (Jasmin) Silva of Kona, and Richard (Tito) Silva of Kalaheo; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai at 10 a.m. Followed by a service to celebrate his life at 11:30 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

James Hisato Hori

James Hisato Hori of Waimea, Kauai passed away on April 21, 2015, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. Born on May 14, 1925, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a Medical Technician with Waimea KVMH.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kusaka and Jin (Kumada) Hori; sister, Janet Hisako Nii and great-grandchild, Taevy Kawena Moises.

James is survived by his wife, Michiyo Hori; sons, Ainsley (Ginny) Hori of Waimea and Allen Hori of New York, NY; daughter, Heidi Hori of Honolulu; brother, Masato “Mac” (Asako) Hori of Kalaheo; sister, Harriet Haruko Inouye of Kalaheo; two grandchildren, Brandi (Brandon) Hori Moises and Ashley (William) Hori, three great-grandchildren, Braeanna Mae Moises, Jeydon Lee Moises, and Avaeah Rhaeyn Moises and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family has chosen to have a private service.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Nancy Chizuko Matsuda

Nancy Chizuko Matsuda, former proprietor of Larry’s Music Center in Kapaa, passed away on April 21, 2015, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old.

Pre-deceased by husband, Lawrence K. Matsuda.

She is survived by son, Charles (Marianne) Matsuda and daughters, Lucille (Stan) Takahashi, Rona (Calvin) Sakai, Roberta (Sidney) Yanagawa, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held and the family graciously requests no koden and flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Andrew Daniel Garcia

Andrew Daniel Garcia passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 22, 2015, at the age of 77. He was born on Aug. 7, 1937, in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He was retired from State Harbors Division as a maritime police officer.

Andrew is preceded in death by his parents, Rosaline Costa Brun and Daniel Garcia.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ortiz Garcia; sons, Jon (Jacelyn) Garcia Sr., Patrick (Jaime) Garcia, Sheldon (Natural-Lee) Garcia; daughters, Brenda (Richard) Gusman, Christine Garcia; brothers, Richard (Barbara) Ebinger, Stanford (Roma) Garcia, sisters, Loretta Kupihea, Julie Garcia; as well as 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Old Koloa Church. You are encouraged to visit with the family at 8:30 a.m. followed by service at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Sandi Day

Sandi Day of Kalaheo, passed away on April 26, 2015, at home at the age of 67. Born on Sept. 25, 1947, in Pueblo, Colorado, she was a certified public accountant on the island for many years.

Sandi is survived by her brother, Paul Walsted of Mesa, Arizona; three sisters, Linda Van Deman of Mesa, Arizona, Barbara Bedard of Tucson, Arizona, and Laura Fields of Sunset, Utah and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. All donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Kauai Human Society.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Elga Santarelli Peahu

Elga Santarelli Peahu of Lihue, Kauai passed away on April 17, 2015, at the age of 85. Born in Perugia, Italy, on Nov. 3, 1929. She was employed with the State of Hawaii.

Elga is survived by her sons, Clyde Arashiro, Jessie Arashiro, Lloyd Arashiro, Floyd Arashiro, Samuel K. Peahu III, David H. Peahu and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A burial service was commenced at Lihue Cemetery on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Alma Shizue Ishii

Alma Shizue Ishii of Eleele passed away April 11, 2015, at Wilcox at age 75. Born Sept. 10, 1939, in Makaweli, she was a retired seamstress and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by husband, Setsuo Charles Ishii; father, Shinsaku Yanagimoto; mother, Tomiye Yanagimoto; and brothers, Isao Shimazu, Cedric Takeshi Shimazu, and Theodore Hisashi Shimazu.

She is survived by daughters, Lori (Chad) Cabral of Hanapepe and Leann Ishii (Wayne Matsushima Jr.) of Eleele; grandchildren, Chandi Cabral, Leiani Matsushima, Chandel Cabral, Layna Matsushima, Chad Cabral Jr., and Wayne Matsushima III; brother, Paul Kenichi (Joanne) Yanagimoto of Kaneohe; brothers-in-law, Takeshi (Reiko) Ishii of California, Muneo Nagato of Kalaheo, and Nobu Ota of Kapaa; sisters-in-law Haruko Otsubo of Lihue, Tomiko Kabazawa of Kalaheo, Lillian (Roy) Makizuru of Koloa, and Linda Ishii of Koloa and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion; memorial service at 11 a.m.

Interment to follow.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers will be accepted.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

David Chong Hing Chang

David Chong Hing Chang of Koloa, Kauai passed away suddenly at Straub Clinic and Hospital on April 19, 2015, at the age of 65. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949, in Lihue. He was the owner of Chang’s Bus, Inc. and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

David was preceded in death by his parents Walter Ah Choy and Diane Yin Tai Chang.

He is survived by his sister, Laura (Brian) Nagao of Lihue; niece, Christyl Nagao of Koloa and nephew, Daytan Nagao of Lawai; as well as his great-grand-nieces and nephews, Jeremy and Kaikea Iwase, Kaylee Branco-Iwase, Kamryn Matsuyama, Kyndan, Daysen and Kui Len Nagao.

David attended Fresno College before being enlisted into the army serving his time in Germany. After returning home David dedicated his adult life working for his community protecting the island that he loved. In 1973, he along with many others founded Ohana O Mahaulepu in hopes of stopping development of our precious coast line. He ran for county council in 1980 and later partnered with Linda Oshiro in 1986 to create Malama Mahaulepu where he served as president for six years. His aloha and island spirit earned him the unofficial title of “Mayor of Koloa.” David lived a good life, whether it be spending time with his family, driving his Corvette’s around Koloa or just talking to a complete stranger he had just met. He shall be missed.

The family would like to thank Linda Oshiro and Louis Abrams for all of their support and help as well as all of David’s countless friends and family for all of their thoughts and prayers. A celebration of his life will be held on May 16, 2015, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa from 1 to 4 p.m. The family request all stories of David be sent to christylnagao@gmail.com so that a memory book can be made for his loved ones.

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